Hurricane Ida Relief
American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross and their partners are helping people impacted by Hurricane Ida across Louisiana and Mississippi. Right now, the Red Cross is focused on providing safe shelter, meals and comfort for people in need.
How Can You Help?
You can help people affected by Hurricane Ida by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS, or texting the word IDA to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your gift is a commitment to helping people in need, and every single donation matters. Financial donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from this disaster.
The Red Cross also urges individuals in unaffected areas of the country to make an appointment to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply remains available for patients. Schedule a blood or platelet donation appointment by using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733- 2767).
Food Drive for Hurricane Ida Evacuees
Catholic Charities Atlanta is collecting nonperishable food items for those who needed to evacuate their homes due to Hurricane Ida. Items can be dropped off at our offices in Chamblee on Tuesday, September 7th and Wednesday, September 8th between 10:00am and 3:00pm.3669 North Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341Suggested nonperishable items include water bottles, juice boxes, crackers, peanut butter, granola bars, oatmeal packets, canned goods, popcorn, and microwavable meals such as soup
Local Organizations Providing Relief Efforts for Ida Victims
A variety of local organizations in New Orleans are working to help those impacted by Hurricane Ida.
How Can You help the Refugees from Afghanistan?
Evacuees from Afghanistan who have successfully completed the Visa process are eligible for resettlement into the United States as refugees. Organizations like Catholic Charities Atlanta and the Welcome Co-op are responsible for welcoming these families and ensuring their success in their new home country.
Catholic Charities Atlanta (CCA) Refugee Resettlement Services Program is ready to welcome those families being resettled to the U.S. who sacrificed so much to aid American efforts over the past 20 years. In cooperation with their partners in the community, they are helping families directed to Atlanta restart their lives.
- Donate to the Refugee Resettlement Services Program. Funds are needed to pay for hotels and airbnbs for short-term housing while apartments are found and set up.
- Purchase Essential items for the refugees
- Donate gently used furniture
The Welcome-Co-op is a partnership of New American Pathways, the International Rescue Committee, and Catholic Charities Atlanta. They prepare homes for newly-arriving refugee families. Because of the current situation in Afghanistan, the US is airlifting Afghans who served with the US military and processing them for immediate resettlement through their member agencies Catholic Charities Atlanta, International Rescue Committee Atlanta, New American Pathways, and Inspiritus.
- Housing: They are in urgent need of permanent housing in which to place these families. If you or someone you know has a home for rent or if you know of available apartments for rent, please contact John at email@example.com.
- Household Kits: The Welcome-Co-op is also collecting “household kit” supplies for newly-arriving refugee families. Kits include 4-pack sets of drinking glasses, 2-pack light bulbs, kitchen knives, kitchen garbage bags, laundry detergent, manual can openers, pens, and shower curtains. To get involved, email John at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their Facebook Page.
Meals for the Atlanta Mission
Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities on their campuses are limited and subject to change as the recommendations from the CDC and the state change. There are ways for volunteers to give back to the programs offered by the Atlanta Mission.
Click here for details and to register with the Atlanta Mission
• Sponsor a meal by purchasing items needed to prepare the meal and deliver the items – the meal will be prepared by the Atlanta Mission
• Sponsor a meal by purchasing
• Cater a meal by purchasing and delivering a meal from a restaurant
• Sponsor a meal by check
Intown Collaborative Ministries
Intown Collaborative Ministries works to prevent and reverse homelessness and hunger in Intown Atlanta by building a healthy community through caring relationships and transforming lives. Right now, they are having to distribute four times more food than normal and need more. Specifically, items like peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, powdered milk, and canned chicken. For a full list of food items visit Intown Collaborative Ministries.
Got packages of takeout silverware? Drop it off during pantry hours. Each pop-top grocery bag and each snack pack gets silverware.
Donations may be delivered directly to the Food Pantry at McIver Hall behind Druid Hills Presbyterian Church (1026 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, entrance on St. Charles Ave). Donations are accepted Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9 am – 12 pm. If you would like to schedule another time to drop off a donation larger than 50 lbs, email Laura DeGroot email@example.com
Every child deserves to feel special, be celebrated and have a memorable party.
Box of Balloons is a nonprofit that provides kids in need with a custom-made Birthday Box containing all of the necessary birthday party supplies and a gift along with the hope these families need during difficult times. Click here to sign up to volunteer directly with the Roswell Chapter. You will receive notifications when there is a birthday party request to fulfill. It is then up to you to decide if you are able and willing to provide any of the items for the Birthday Box. Volunteers also have the option of building a Birthday Box themselves.
Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia
Please view this video by the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia describing current donation needs for the Southeast Gwinnett Coop. You can also visit their website for more details.